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Accident: 200541233 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200541233 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 04/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30801460404/18/20051799American Asbestos Control Company
On April 18, 2005, Employee #1 was part of an asbestos removal crew, removing the old roof from a building. It consisted of metal panels and sections of glass windows reinforced with chicken wire. Employee #1 was wearing a harness and lanyard but was not tied off. He was unscrewing the bolts of one of the panels, when he stepped backward and fell through the glass to the ground below. The distance from the roof to the ground was approximately 46 feet. He was killed.
Keywords: fracture, roof, work rules, lanyard, asbestos removal, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 6 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308014604 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:46
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from roof

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